AQA Further Additional Science (4410)

This new GCSE course consists of what used to be called the extension (third) modules of the individual sciences – B3, C3, P3. There is no new content. The purpose of this is to allow students who wish to get three science GCSEs to have the option of doing the three at different times (Core Science, Additional Science and Further Additional) rather than with Biology, Chemistry and Physics where all the modules of each science have to be done at the same time. So you end up with three GCSEs, but called Science, Additional and Further Additional instead of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Links to the AQA exam board’s Further Additional Science webpage. Course specification, practice papers and more.

Course content:

Unit 1 – Biology 3

B3.1 Movement of molecules in and out of cells
B3.2 Transport systems in plants and animals
B3.3 Homeostasis
B3.4 Humans and their environment

Unit 2 – Chemistry 3

C3.1 The periodic table
C3.2 Water
C3.3 Calculating and explaining energy changes
C3.4 Further analysis and quantitative chemistry
C3.5 The production of ammonia
C3.6 Alcohols, carboxylic acids and esters

Unit 3 – Physics 3

P3.1 Medical applications of physics
P3.2 Using physics to make things work
P3.3 Keeping things moving

Unit 4 – Controlled Assessment:

In this unit, candidates use a range of practical skills and knowledge in one investigation chosen from those supplied by AQA.

Link to course page on the AQA website.

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